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Ford Mustang is World’s Best Selling Sports Car

The Mustang retains it’s throne as world’s the world’s best-selling sports coupe

Since its introduction in 1964 the Mustang has built a loyal and enthusiastic following. So much so that it’s America’s best-selling sports car of the last 50-years. Today the car is celebrating two global sales crowns. The Ford Mustang has earned the IHS Markit titles of the world’s best-selling sports car in 2019 and its fifth straight best-selling sports coupe title.

Ford Mustang on display stand at 1964 NY Worlds Fair

World’s Best Selling Sports Car

Ford has sold 633,000 of its latest generation -sixth-gen- Mustangs in 146 countries around the world, between 2015 and December 2019. This includes 102,090 Mustangs in 2019 alone.

Strong international sales have kept the poney love burning strong. In 2019 Mustang sales in Germany increased 33 percent, in Poland sales rose by nearly 50 percent, and in France, they nearly doubled.

1994 Ford Mustang Coupe at sunset with every previous generation Mustang in the background

Mustang Performance Drives Sales

Ford understands what its passionate customers want. They want exciting performance-oriented pony cars! Today’s Ford Mustang lineup has more performance variants than ever. On the global market today you can buy Mustang EcoBoost and GT models, each with two Performance Pack options. Special editions like the BULLITT, Shelby GT350, GT350R, and GT500 all keep Mustang enthusiasts happy. They also continue to attract new pony car buyers.

“We’re proud of our growing Mustang stable and performance variants,” said Jim Farley, chief operating officer, Ford Motor Company. “From Sweden to Shanghai, more and more driving enthusiasts are enjoying the feeling of freedom and the American open road in these new Mustangs. We are honored to serve our owners, enthusiasts and fans for 56 years and counting.”

Is this the golden age of Mustang Performance? What will Ford come up with next to keep us snatching up these fast ponies off dealer lots around the globe?

2020 Mustang Bullitt in motion in tunnel

(IHS Markit global vehicle registrations are compiled from government and other sources. It captures 95 percent of global new vehicle volumes in more than 80 countries. Sports cars, as defined by IHS Markit, include all vehicles in the IHS Markit Global Sports Car segment. Sports coupes, as defined by IHS Markit, include two-door and convertible models. The Mustang is America’s best-selling sports car over the last 50 years, based on Ford analysis of 1966-2018 total U.S. new vehicle cumulative registrations for all sports car segments supplied by IHS Markit.)







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